Outside Scholarships and Veterans Benefits

Outside Scholarships


San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association Scholarship Fund 

San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association (SDLRLA) Scholarship Fund proudly announces the 2017 Law School Scholarship Program. The scholarships are awarded to law students who have met the criteria of community service, financial need, and academic achievement. Scholarships typically range from $1,000 to $5,000. Recipients will be honored at the SDLRLA Annual Awards and Gala Dinner on October 13, 2017. Scholarship applicants must have ties to San Diego or Imperial Counties, and must be full-time law students who have completed their first or second year of law school and part-time students who have completed a sufficient number of units equivalent to the first year of law school. For more information, please see the website.

Deadline: September 15, 2017

Amount: Varies

SOAR For Justice Scholarship

In furtherance of the goal of supporting survivors of abuse with the costs of obtaining a legal education and increasing the number of future lawyers committed to careers in domestic violence advocacy and law reform, the inaugural SOAR for Justice Scholarship awards $500 - $1000 to qualified California law students with proven track records in social justice. Individuals of all races, ethnicities, national origins, religions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as differently abled persons, survivors of domestic violence, candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities and historically oppressed groups, bilingual and bicultural candidates, and those who are the first in their family to complete college or graduate school, are encouraged to apply. For more information, please see the website.

Deadline: September 29, 2017

Amount: Varies

Fresno County Lawyer's Memorial Scholarship

Students applying to the Lawyer's Memorial Scholarship must be residents of the Fresno County and in good standing at an ABA accrediated law school in California. Students in law schools outside Fresno County are eligible so long as their permanent family residence address is in Fresno County, California. Applicants must have completed at least one year of law school. For more information, please refer to the application.

Deadline: October 16, 2017

Amount: $1,000

The Bonnie Reading Scholarship Fund

The Bonnie Reading Scholarship Fund was established in memory of long time San Diego Family Law Attorney and Certified Family Law Specialist, Bonnie Nelson Reading. The Charitable Contributions Committee of the San Diego Family Law Bar Association participates in the selection of the recipient. The Committee is made up of local practicing Certified Family Law Specialists. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in Family Law either through course work, employment or community service. For more information, please refer to the scholarship criteria and application.

Deadline: October 17, 2017

Amount: $2,500

UpCounsel's Law School Scholarship

UpCounsel's unique scholarship contest gives students the opportunity to win up to $10k in scholarship awards, become a published legal writer, gain exposure across the web for job opportunities, and help small businesses and founders get easy-to-understand legal knowledge. Please refer to the website for more information.

Deadline: December 15, 2017

Amount: Varies

Justice Hollis G. Best Scholarship

As a memorial to the late Presiding Justice Hollis G. Best, his friends have established a scholarship to encourage and support outstanding academic achievement and commitment to service by law students. The Best Scholarship is an annual award presented this year in the amount of $1,000, during the Spring 2018 semester. More than one scholarship may be awarded. Each candidate must be a law student who has successfully completed at least one year of law school. Strong preference will be given to current residents of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, Tulare or Tuolumne Counties. For more information, please refer to the scholarship criteria and application

Deadline: Decemeber 31, 2017

Amount: $1,000

Writing Competitions

Students can also win monetary prizes and a chance to be published through various writing competitions. Check the writing competitions web page for a list of opportunities.

Veterans Benefits

All School of Law programs are approved for veterans' benefits. Eligible students should contact their regional V.A. office.


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